Archive of poetry

Kalliope is a database containing old Danish poetry and associated biographical data. The goal is no less than to collect all of the older Danish poetry, but until then, Kalliope will contain a representative and still growing selection. Kalliope also contains poetry in English and other languages, but primarily as reference material to the Danish collection.
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 Because I oft in darke abstracted guise
 Seeme most alone in greatest company,
 With dearth of words, or answers quite awrie,
 To them that would make speech of speech arise;
 They deeme, and of their doome the runour flies,
 That poison foul of bubbling pride doth lie
 So in my swelling breast, that only I
 Fawne on my selfe, and others do despise.
 Yet pride I thinke doth not my soule possesse
 (Which looks too oft in his vnflatt'ring glasse):
 But one worse fault, ambition, I confesse,
 That makes me oft my best friends ouerpasse,
 Vnseene, vnheard, while thought to highest place
 Bends all his powers, euen vnto Stellaes grace.

Philip Sidney
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